Research papers

EU Fiscal Factbook

Britain’s contribution to the EU gets bigger every year.  That means bigger tax bills for families across the country and too much of the money is wasted. Brussels also makes life difficult for British businesses with draconian regulations. We deserve a better deal. Click here for the factbook. Read more...

The £2bn holiday tax

As millions of British families return from their holidays, new research from the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) reveals just how much tax they have to pay in order to enjoy a well-earned break. Thanks to the highest taxes on flights in the world and other taxes on common holiday purchases, the... Read more...

Stamp Duty Hikes by 2018

Three in ten homes are to suffer from a Stamp Duty hike by 2017, whilst a third of potential home buyers will pay over £7,500 in Stamp Duty by 2018. Read more...

Economic Impact of Stamp Duty

The Tax Payers’ Alliance believes that in the long term Stamp Duty Land Tax should be abolished. However reforms are also possible that would ease the burden on families with a limited, or even positive, impact on overall tax receipts. In new research based on the relationship between the tax... Read more...

The Stamp Duty Burden

Expected rising property prices over the next five years by Savills Research mean that many more exempt homes will be subject to Stamp Duty when they are sold and many homes which are already subject to the charge will face an even higher bill. While all homes which rise in... Read more...

How to fix corporate taxes

Writing in today’s Daily Telegraph Matthew Sinclair argues that our complicated capital tax system needs reform. His article follows the release of our new research How to fix corporate taxes which is part of a set of papers that demonstrate the steps needed to introduce key recommendations from the 2020 Tax Commission final report, The Single Income... Read more...

Town Hall Rich List 2013

For the seventh consecutive year, the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has compiled the most comprehensive list of council employees in the UK whose total annual remuneration exceeds £100,000. This year’s Town Hall Rich List covers the 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years, the most recent full years for which data is available. Town Hall Rich... Read more...

28,754 town hall middle managers cost us nearly £2 billion a year

The TaxPayers’ Alliance can today reveal that there are 28,754 local authority staff paid over £50,000 a year, which cost taxpayers £1.9 billion in 2011-12. The cost of paying these staff is the equivalent of 7.5 per cent of Council Tax receipts. This bill is down 12.5 per cent from last year but 118 councils increased the amount spent... Read more...

Visible and available policing: The most and least efficient forces

With spending restraint needed across the board, it is vital that police forces improve their efficiency. Crime prevention does not have to suffer. This report reveals figures for each police force – gathered using data from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary – and compares how many police officers and Police... Read more...